11 January 2008
We're not coming back..sorry
We've decided to stay in Venice...it's just too cool...sorry
Venice is built on 117 islands, with 150+ canals and 409 foot bridges connecting them. No cars, no roads...
Just small streets, alleys, nooks and mysterious passageways.
Kelly and I wandered around for 7 hours today exploring, you can't really get lost like you need to be rescued, sooner or later you hit a major canal or the lagoon..its crazy. We havent taken a gondola ride as they are very expensive and its cold & foggy. We did take a vaporetto (water bus) ride from one end of the grand canal to the other though, very cool.
We crossed 51 bridges in our journeys today....isn't that crazy? They are everywhere !
It is a very charming city...only 60,000 people live here and its low season for tourists so its very quiet, no cars...very very nice.
Sorry no pics to post yet, i am ding these updates by email on a slow computer in the hotel lobby.
We leave for Florence on the morning of the 14th. We'll be back in Dublin on the 16th...
Kelly and I have gained 40+ pounds each and need to drink a bottle of wine every hour or we get cranky. We also speak an english/italian hybrid language now which we intend to use for many months to come.